UBCOB Ravens – November 2022

Ravens Take Their Chances in Win Over Bays – Ravens 38 – Bays 23

by Peter MacDonald

On a windy day at MacDonald Park the Ravens prevailed in a close game between the two top teams from the mainland and Island pre-season competitions. The game hung in the balance till the last ten minutes and, but for a couple of early turnovers by the Bays, it could have been a different result.

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BC Rugby Weekend of November 5th 2022

BC Premier Week 2 Results: Ravens Over Bays; UBC Blast Burnaby; Lomas Upset Vikes; Caps Top Westshore; CW Sink Rowers; Seattle Default to Pride

Last week the average point differential was +8 points, it opened up this week to almost +15, helped by UBC’s late scoring surge.

On another note, congratulations to the Canadian women’s XVs team who put in a superb effort against the #1 team in the world in their narrow semi-final loss to England at the World Cup, best wishes in the Bronze medal match versus France.

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Capilano Rugby – October 2022

Capilano Weekend Match Reports: Caps vs SFU Men Div 2; vs Rowers Women Div 3; vs Burnaby Women Div 1; vs UVic Men Div 1; vs UVic Men Premier

Capilano’ First home stand of the regular 2022- 2023 Rugby season:

Caps hosted U-Vic, Rowing Club and Simon Fraser today and the First Division Women were away to Burnaby. The weather looked a bit scary but fortunately the rains held off for the entire event. Caps only managed one win today by the Premier Reserves but they were in the Premier match until the final whistle and it was exciting rugby. Thank you to Steve Feenstra and Heather Muir for writing the reports below.

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Burnaby Lake – October 2022

Burnaby Lake Match Reports by Mike Devlin: Burnaby Lake vs Kats Div 2, Surrey Div 1, Capilano Women’s Premier and Pride Men’s Premier

BLRC 2nd Div Men 9 – Kats RFC 24

Saturday’s game was the 4th game out of 6 that the BLRC have played with uncontested scrums. During the entire 2021/22 season, the BLRC 3rd XV played one game with uncontested scrums. The rule changes brought in by the competition committee prior to the season has caused what was a minor problem to become a major one. Last season the BLRC were short on props. This was, as always, felt mostly in the 3rd Division. Rather than forfeit games, we taught 3 or 4 guys to prop and made the semi-finals with one of those new props playing significant minutes in our final game. I always assume that if the BLRC are dealing with a problem, then all other clubs are facing a similar problem. That means that we were not the only club, training our huskier back rowers and fatter hookers to play Loose Head, and virtually no games went uncontested. This year, no consequences and 67% of games aren’t real rugby.

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UBCOB Ravens – October 2022

Ravens Edge T-Birds 28-20 – Report by Peter MacDonald

Forty-nine years of rivalry between these two fraternal clubs resumed before a big crowd at Jericho for the start the BC Premier season. The game did not disappoint as the rain held off and the conditions allowed for open rugby, though the structure, ball retention and decision making on both sides may not have been at peak season form.

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BC Rugby Weekend of October 29th 2022

BC Premier Week 1 Results: Ravens Top UBC; Vikes Outscore Caps; Lomas Defeat CW; Bays Sink Rowers; Seattle Edge Westshore; Pride Outlast Burnaby

It was a competitive Week 1 as the average point differential in the six games was 8 points, 13 being the highest and 3 the lowest. Week 2 sees some great matchups, four teams go into Week 2 tied at the top with bonus point wins, Ravens, Pride, Lomas and Vikes.

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BC Rugby Weekend of October 22nd 2022

BC Premier Regional Week 6 Results: UBC Edge Pride; TWU Fall to UVic; Westshore Overcome CW

This wraps up the BC Premier Regional season, the BC Premier kicks off next weekend. We believe the Pacific Pride won the Coastal Cup even though they lost the match today to UBC, both teams have 21 points but the Pride have the better point differential both in the league and head to head. We’ll check with the team coaches and verify that later.

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BC Rugby Weekend of October 15th 2022

BC Premier Regional Week 5 Results: Pride Edge Vikes in Friday Night Match; UBC Overpower TWU, Bays Defeat Westshore, Burnaby Top Lomas, Rowers Upset Ravens, Caps Clobber Seattle

Week 5 of the BC Premier Regional competition is in the books. On the Island, the Bays claimed the Barnard Cup. Westshore and CW will battle next week to determine the runner up. In the Coastal Cup it’s all to play for between the Pride and UBC next weekend. The Pride are at 4-1 (20 pts) and UBC are 3-2 (16 pts). On the Mainland, teams take next week off in preparation for BC Premier Week 1 on October 29th.

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BC Rugby Weekend of October 1st 2022

BC Premier Regional Week 4 Results: Pride Trounce TWU; UBC Upset UVic, Bays Pound CW; Caps Top Burnaby; Ravens Fly Past Lomas; Rowers Paddle Seattle

Week 4 has wrapped up. In the Barnard Cup, the Bays can be announced as winners even though there’s two weeks left in the competition, their 3-0 record with 14 points is beyond the reach of CW and Westshore. Congrats to them. In the Coastal Cup it’s still a battle with the Pride at 3-1 leading, UVic and UBC at 2-2 and TWU at 1-3. On the mainland the Ravens (4-0) continue as the only undefeated side. A reminder there’s no Premier action next weekend, Thanksgiving weekend. Action resumes October 15th.

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BC Rugby Weekend of September 24th 2022

BC Premier Regional Week 3 Results: UBC Topple TWU, Pride Upset UVic, CW and Westshore Draw, Seattle Edge Lomas, Burnaby Fall to Ravens, Rowers and Caps Draw

There were two draws this week, and a couple of return to form performances from UBC and Pacific Pride, the Ravens continue to roll and Seattle notch a road win.

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